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# Maths GCSE successive percentage question watch

1. Hello, I'm finding this question quite hard:

"Calculate the overall percentage change, stating whether it is an increase or a decrease. An 12% increase then a 12% decrease."
I understand that you would change then to their multipliers so 12% increase= x 1.12 and 12% decrease = x 0.88
Then you multiply the multipliers so 0.9856 but I'm really confused as to what you do next? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
2. That makes it a 1.44% decrease as the answer is 98.56% of the original
3. I get it now, thank you!

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4. (Original post by studyblogg)
I get it now, thank you!

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No problem

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